Book & Plow 2024

We are now in our 11th growing season. We work with a fantastic group of students on campus to grow vegetables for the Dining Hall and for donation to local food pantries. 

We will offer a few on-campus and virtual events this year and are happy to collaborate with campus groups and Professors. Professors who want to visit the farm with your class (either in-person or over zoom), email Learn more about how the farm can be an academic resource for you and your class.

Our PYO (pick-your-own) flower garden will begin blooming in late July. Once it does, all campus community members are encouraged to come to the farm and pick flowers. 

We will begin hiring for our Fall Work Study Crew in mid-August. Learn more about student employment at Book & Plow. 

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The Book & Plow Farm at 蹤獲扦


Enjoy this overview of the operations of the Book & Plow Farm at 蹤獲扦. (Video by Marcus DeMaio and Stephanie Ramirez.)

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Book & Plow Farm In the News

Read Better Know a Farmer, a news story on how the Book & Plow Farm is becoming an Amherst resource for wellness and teaching on climate change, and view a slideshow of the farms work.

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Book & Plow sends out a quarterly newsletter with updates about what's going on at the farm, events that the farm or friends of the farm are putting on, recipes, articles of interest, musings, pictures, etc. Want to sign up? Click  and we'll add you to the Newsletter List. 

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Gardening 101- Garden Building Workshop

Campus farmers Maida Ives, Kaylee Brow, and Julia Herion-Cruz offer advice and answer questions about starting a garden, soil tests, seed selection, and much more!